What better way to escape freezing rain, wind, snow and frigid temperatures than with a spicy little contemporary novel or a big, thick tome like the appropriately-titled Middlemarch?
I have a confession to make: I am not a popular reader. But this year, I read several best-sellers that I thoroughly enjoyed. From this, an idea was born: What if I spent a whole year only reading best-sellers? Would I be constantly reading things I hated or would I mostly be reading gems?
There is no better motivator than appreciation. Often, by simply showing your appreciation for someone's hard work, drive, enthusiasm or work ethic, your acknowledgment encourages more of the positive behavior you are seeking.
This is a story about two writers. Writers whose works couldn't be any more different, but whose recent forays into publishing signify a drastic sea change in the way books are acquired and published, both by independent authors and traditional publishers.
What happens when you are fortunate enough to have a book published, but when you get a 500 unit ebook order, your publisher cannot fulfill the order? Seems plausible that it could happen to a no-name author or a self-published author, but not Guy Kawasaki...
Amid the shakeups in publishing in general, what with the rise of the e-book, the shuttering of bookstores and a move away from paper, has been one around bestseller lists.
A beautiful girl is mysteriously murdered amid the winding canals of Venice. A handsome, arrogant anti-hero with unique powers of deduction is hired by a billionaire to investigate. No, it's not an upcoming book or movie -- it's the premise of "Moebius."
Under a non-compulsory voting system with fewer people voting, smaller lobby groups can easily sway a small section of the people to the polls and thereby manipulate the outcome of the political process.
As long as the old best-seller system keeps declining, making it much, much harder for new writers to break in, alternatives will have to emerge. The only advice that I can give is self-promotion and going where the readers are.
Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 best-seller Gone Girl, talks with me about the book (as much as she can without spoiling it), her life today and how to say "Missouri."
My first step was to find out what else is selling in the littérature sexy catégorie. I entered "best selling sex books" on the Amazon books site and here's what I got -- pretty much in this exact order.
Do you have what it takes to be a bestseller? Let's find out! Right now we're speaking to bestselling author Stephanie Laurens in advance of the Romance Writers of America event coming in July.
I had the opportunity recently to spend time with four big bestselling authors. Victoria Alexander is the author of, most recently, My Wicked Little Lies and has published 29 books, half of which are on the bestseller list. What an amazing achievement!
I had the opportunity recently to spend time with four big bestselling authors. First up we have Robyn Carr. She is the author of 40 books and many, many bestsellers.
What is important about vampire and apocalyptic films and books is that the heroes are not just battling a solo evil character and his or her clan. Rather, all of these offer a critique of "the system."
All of these titles go great with sun and a splash of lemonade.